Alaska Moose: Safety tips for visiting families (and the rest of us)

Note: I wrote this post before a cow moose was killed near a Denali National Park Visitor Center by a person exercising his right to defend life/property. While that individual was indeed within boundaries of federal law, much discussion centers around appropriate actions during high numbers of moose-human interactions this summer.  AKontheGO believes, and will […]

Get Wild in Alaska: Five spots for viewing animals in the Last Frontier

Springtime in Alaska means the arrival of youngsters; human or otherwise. Our large animals, particularly bears and moose, are popular attractions for visitors of the 49th state, and we are constantly asked about the best places to view both. Who doesn’t love baby animals? Whether furred or feathered, most of us have a soft spot […]

Alaska Day Cruises Provide Family Fun – But Hurry!

Signs of spring are busting out across Alaska. From slushy streets to the return of wild birds from points south, Alaskans know the season called “Breakup” has indeed arrived. Kids dance in the mud puddles, and parents survey damage done to a winter’s worth of snow pants and mittens, smiling all the way. How else […]

Alaska Bird Rehabilitation Important to Tourism

Visit Alaska and see birds. Huge birds, small birds, birds who live in funky habitats and forage for icky things like fish guts and dead animal parts. It’s all part of the Last Frontier’s circle of life, and without their fluttering, soaring, screeching presence, Alaska just wouldn’t be the same. With so many birds, Alaska’s […]

InnerSea Discoveries and the Un-Cruise: Mingling With Mother Nature

Below is the first in a series of posts related to AK Fam’s recent cruise aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, one of several InnerSea Discoveries vessels sailing around southeast Alaska.  It was an “almost-sound” that woke me. A steady, quiet noise unlike that of boat engines, the hum of which had lulled me to sleep the […]

Alaska Family Fun Continues: Where to Find the Action This Weekend

Just look at what AK Fam found yesterday aboard a Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruise! An entire whale was attached to that tail, and he/she was one big creature cruising around the chilly waters of Prince William Sound. This is what Alaska family travel is all about – scenes like this. Don’t you love it? […]

Hey, Mom: This Alaska Fun Friday is Just For You!

I’m quite tickled that so many Alaska family attractions and events are touting their status as “FREE” this weekend. It must be the budget-consciousness of mothers to appreciate the value of FREE. I love FREE. AKontheGO’s Fun Friday post is a little late today because I just walked in the door from a lovely getaway […]

An Alaska Fun Friday: What a Wonderful World

Hummmm, hummmmm. Hear that? It’s the sound of a peaceful, content Alaska parent; me. I get this way each spring when the lawn becomes more than a grayish pile of snowy rubbish, and robins wake me up in the morning instead an alarm clock. Yes, I do love springtime in Alaska. In true 49th state […]

Bears? Now? Take Care and Take Note: Winter-Bear-Aware In Session!

Shhhhhhhh. The bears of Anchorage are supposed to be sleeping, although it seems they missed the memo, judging from the number of tracks spotted on a daily basis in and around Alaska’s largest city. Heck, I was out hiking the other day in my favorite stretch of the Campbell Tract and came upon a huge […]